Signs of Our Time Once upon a time, roadside America was festooned with flying red horses, neon flamingos, drive-through doughnuts, eat-in coffee pots, and outsize statuary of folk such… Nonfiction Pop Culture Abbeville Press
Book Review

Signs of Our Time

Details Writers: Emily Gwathmey, John Margolies; Genres: Nonfiction, Pop Culture; Publisher: Abbeville Press

Once upon a time, roadside America was festooned with flying red horses, neon flamingos, drive-through doughnuts, eat-in coffee pots, and outsize statuary of folk such as Paul Bunyan, Humpty Dumpty, and Uncle Sam. But then came environmentalism and oppressive good taste and restaurant chains to ruin it all. Too bad, but here in Signs of Our Time in full color are the artifacts of yesteryear assembled and lovingly described by two witty appreciators of vernacular style. A+

Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints